Dubbed as the the Queen Stage of the Epic, after 5 days of intense racing, was a tough ask for any rider – regardless of fitness level and ability. The legs are tired, the body is tired, the mind is not as motivated as Monday and the challenge is a big one.
Only the strong make it through and the cream rises to the top when the challenge is presented. Such was the result from the Team Pyga Euro Steel riders, Matthys Beukes & Phil Buys, who raced and rode as hard as possible to make the most impact on the overall GC and maintain their grip on the African leaders jersey.
Nino Schurter, despite having a puncture, simply stamped his class on the field in the iconic Queen stage, stating that any race he enters he intends to win. A class above the rest.
Team Pyga Euro Steel
Overall a huge effort by the Team, riding & chasing for a large part of the race, on their own, they put all they had into making an impact on the stage.